#TBT || The Thrillseekers – Synaesthesia
Synaesthesia — “the production of a sense impression relating to one sense or part of the body by stimulation of another sense or part of the body” — is the perfect title for this throwback Thursday track. Synaesthesia was released in 1999 on Neo Records. Masterfully created by the famous Steve Helstrip (most commonly known as The Thrillseekers), the track beautifully displays what kind of Trance was produced back in those years. It hit #28 in the UK Singles Chart upon release and since then has sold over one million copies across its multiple releases worldwide. Despite being over 15 years old, DJs and producers still frequently play Synaesthesia in their sets.
Most trance addicts are familiar with this track, but if you aren’t then enjoy this throwback Thursday.
Stream the original version of Synaesthesia here:
About the artist, taken from The Thrillseekers’ website:
Steve Helstrip, aka The Thrillseekers, has been at the forefront of the world’s dance scene for well over a decade. From his first single ‘Synaesthesia’, through to the club anthems ‘The Last Time’, ‘Anywhere With You’ and ‘This Is All We Have’, Steve Helstrip has been behind some of the most emotive electronic music ever released. He’s worked with pioneers like Trevor Horn, shared co-production credits with Chicane and Ferry Corsten, and remixed for artists including Tiesto and Armin van Buuren.
Steve is as well known as a DJ as he is a producer having captivated crowds the world over with his carefully crafted sets. Creamfields, Ministry of Sound, Godskitchen and Gatecrasher have all born witness to his fluid mixing, unique style and energetic performances. In 2004 The Thrillseekers entered DJ Magazine’s Top 100 DJs poll, before going on to break into the top 50 (landing at no. 45) in 2006.